Other stories about data harvesting

Is your TV watching everything you do? How to opt out

Smart TVs don't just serve up streaming content these days. They actually collect data on your viewing habits and sell them to marketers, just...
Tips August 24, 2019

How to control what advertisers know about you on Facebook

It's not exactly a surprise to find out that Facebook uses its members to make money. It is a business, after all. But Facebook...
Tips August 17, 2019

These robocall apps are harvesting your data

As it turns out, several of the very apps you can download to block robocalls are actually harvesting personal data and sharing them with...
Happening Now August 10, 2019

Humans are listening to what you tell Alexa -- and now you can tell them to stop

For folks who were excited to have a futuristic voice assistant in their homes, the news that Amazon was listening to and transcribing peoples'...
Happening Now August 5, 2019

Netflix might be watching your every move

Some companies, like streaming video services, for example, seem like they wouldn't have much to gain from monitoring their users' behavior. Well, despite how...
Happening Now August 2, 2019

'Hey Siri,' stop listening! Apple says contractors can't hear you anymore

Judging by the privacy-centric climate of current technology discourse, it's a good time to be an Apple fan. Not only has Apple avoided much...
Happening Now July 29, 2019

Watch out for these apps that collect your data even when told not to

The Google Play Store has received its fair share of criticism for hosting apps that span from poorly made, to being buggy, and even...
Happening Now July 8, 2019

Now you can auto-delete your Google activity - here's how

Your search history is more valuable than you think. Because of this, many Google users are choosing to disengage and opt out of its...
Happening Now May 3, 2019

How to find out if Facebook uploaded your contacts without permission

We've previously reported on Facebook's irresponsible harvesting of user email contacts. This brazen disregard for privacy has already launched a firestorm for the Silicon...
Happening Now April 25, 2019